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The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2014

Earlier this week, I gave you my top trends for 2013 and now it’s time to look ahead to 2014. The economy is showing no signs of getting better and now with Obamacare next year, there are going to be some major changes. 2014 will be a slow period, where a lot of major workplace issues will surface …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

What time do top CEOs wake up?

Investigating the bedtimes of high achievers in hopes of divining the secret of success sounds a bit like looking to a novelist's desk placement for the key to good writing. I want my characters to be believable – should I be facing the window? But there is no doubt that once you start examining …

How To Mine Bitcoins

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – is the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua.<p>But how do …

How To Design A More Serendipitous, Creative Life

Boredom and routine are bad for your brain power. We need change and a certain amount of randomness to inspire creative breakthroughs. Here’s a quick guide for making space for chance.<p>Serendipity is a hot concept these days. Chance encounters and random inputs supposedly lead to new ideas–which is …

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5 Ways To Rescue An Unproductive Day

It’s not like you don’t have things to do–some days just never get off the ground.<p>Some days you’re on fire. And some days, you’re not. Every time you try to crank out a report, you wind up on Facebook. You haven’t heard back from anyone whose input is necessary for a project. You have a million …

Google Ejects Android ROM-Maker Cyanogen’s Installer App From Play — Citing Developer T&C Violations

Well that didn’t take long. Google has asked Cyanogen Inc. to remove its alternative Android ROM installer app from the Play store.<p>Cyanogen raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital back in September to turn its geek-beloved aftermarket version of Android into a mainstream flavour of the platform — …

Smartphone honeymoon period lasts only four months

Smartphone owners get bored with new handsets just four months after buying them, on average, as updated models are released and bought by friends and colleagues<p>Smartphone owners admit to getting bored with new handsets just four months after buying them, as updated models are released and bought …